Thursday, May 3, 2012

What a week!

After a few months of unemployment, I took a temp gig with a company who shall remain nameless.  The reason for the namelessness is so I am not sued for libel.

I knew going into the gig that the position was a temp-to-perm, which means that I could be hired on permanently if they liked me.  I also knew after the interview that this wasn't an audit shop (it was an internal audit position) that I knew I didn't want to work for.

So, today was my 4th day.  Long story short, I was in a meeting with another temp employee, the supervisor and the manager.  I was asked a question, I answered the question.  The manager responded and by his response, I could tell that he didn't understand my answer.  So, I said something to try to clarify my response.

The next thing the manager said was "You need to talk less and listen more".

The meeting was then over.

I proceeded to walk to my cubicle and gather my things.

I then walked back into the manager's office.  By then, his boss, a VP, was sitting in his office.  I normally would knock and ask to come in.  This time I just walked in, laid my badge on his desk and said, "Nobody tells me to shut up" and I left the building.

Now, anyone that knows me knows that I do not walk off a job.  They also know that I will stand up for myself.  That was the single most unprofessional encounter I have ever had.  I may not have reacted in the most professional manner, but damn it felt good.

I don't care how broke I am right now, I refuse to be treated that way.  So, it's back to the job hunt for me!


  1. They acted very unprofessional. I am proud of you for standing up to them. No one derserves to be treated like that. I hope the vp gets his someday. Love ya

    1. Well, the silver lining in all of this was that at least I was able to bring my awesome shoes out of the closet and wear them again for a few days!

  2. Good for you, I wish I had had that ability years before I finally had enough of my job. Would have been so much happier.